Filming for the fourth season of the award-winning Sky Original series Das Boot was completed in Malta last week. Previous cast members Rick Okon ("Tatort"), Franz Dinda ("The Physician"), Florian Panzner ("Dark"), Anna Schudt ("The Sniffles Would Have Been Just Fine"), Pierre Kiwitt ("Lobos sucios”), Johann von Bülow ("Furia"), Rainer Bock ("Better Call Saul") and Ernst Stötzner ("Brecht") are joined by Rosalie Thomass ("The Kangaroo Chronicles”), Wilson Gonzales Ochsenknecht ("Enfant Terrible"), Lara Mandoki ("Leberkäsjunkie"), Stefan Murr ("The Ibiza Affair"), Marco Leonardi ("Cinema Paradiso"), Steffan Rhodri ("Temple"), Benjamin Dilloway ("Dune“), Joshua Collins ("What's Love Got to Do with It?") and Sascha Geršak ("Gladbeck"). Director of the six episodes is Dennis Gansel ("The Wave", "Mechanic – Resurrection"), director of photography is Carlo Jelavic ("Blood Red Sky"). Filming took place in Prague and Malta in German, English and Italian language.
Frank Jastfelder, Director Development Sky Studios: "The story of ‘Das Boot’ continues and this time shifts its settings to Berlin and Italy. In addition to the dramatic escalation of the Second World War, the involvement of the Catholic Church with the Nazi regime is also highlighted, as is the resistance at home by CO Klaus Hoffmann, among others. We are pleased to once again produce the fourth season with Bavaria Fiction, director Dennis Gansel and an exceptional team in front of and behind the camera. Especially in the current political climate, ‘Das Boot’ is a statement against the senselessness of war."
Marcus Ammon, Managing Director Content and Executive Producer "Das Boot", Bavaria Fiction: "An intensive three-month shoot is behind us. We were accompanied on our journey by Sky Studios, Dennis Gansel, our long-time head writers Tony Saint and Colin Teevan, fantastic actors and actresses, our main executive producer Fabian Wolfart and an outstanding team. An anti-war series like ‘Das Boot’ has a special significance in this day and age. The terrible effects of war become glaringly visible though our gripping storylines and multi-layered characters. War knows no winners – that has not changed to this day."
The new season of "Das Boot" is scripted by head writers Colin Teevan, Tony Saint and staff writer Judith Angerbauer. Petra Albert, who was awarded with the German TV Award earlier this month, is the set designer. Executive producers are Marcus Ammon, Jan S. Kaiser, Fabian Wolfart ("The Magic Flute") and Nina Maag from Bavaria Fiction, along with Sky Deutschland’s Nils Hartmann and Frank Jastfelder and Sky Studios’ Jason Simms. Julia Jaensch (Sky), Caroline Fischer and Judith Niemeyer (Bavaria Fiction) act as producers, Sebastian Rybing as line producer.
NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.
The fourth season of "Das Boot" is coming to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in 2023.